Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus K50IN
All-rounder. With the K50IN, Asus has a 15.6-inch all-round notebook on offer, which rises in search of customers with a Core 2 Duo T6400, an integrated Nvidia G 102M and a moderate price of around 600 Euro. Read in our review whether the K50IN is convincing and how it turns out in the individual disciplines.
Some laptops are used as a travelling companion while others are more suited for providing your computing needs in the home. Falling into the latter category is the Asus K50IN. The Asus K50IN was rather like the curate’s egg. Some parts were good but others left me with a feeling of disappointment. This is not a laptop you would want to take on your travels but it will cope with home-based needs. Pricing is expected to be in the region of £526.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 80% ergonomy: 60%
It is clear from our testing today that Dell really did their homework before building the Inspiron 13z and they have taken feedback from the community and addressed a number of issues which are generally problems within the smaller sized laptop market. Firstly they opted for the faster Ultra Low Voltage processors instead of the ATOM and while these don't synthetically benchmark exceptionally high the real world conditions show massive improvements in responsiveness and overall usability.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% performance: 90% workmanship: 90%
Source: Inside HW
ASUS for years offered two-year warranty period, but in case of K50 series, it is “limited global hardware warranty” that depends on country where you made a purchase. Nevertheless, this is one attractively designed, quality build notebook with just few compromises made because of final retail price. If this model suites your needs perfectly, we are sure that you will find price also very acceptable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2009
Rating: price: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
This budget-friendly 15-inch notebook offers a slick design and good performance, but it’s a little overpriced. The ASUS K50 was a pleasure to use. It offered zippy performance speeds in comparison to similarly priced notebooks, a comfortable keyboard, and lengthy battery life. At $699, though, the K50 is currently $100 more expensive than comparable systems such as the Gateway NV5807u. While the latter system may have shorter battery life, this factor hardly outweighs the price differential. Still, for someone who needs a notebook for writing papers, surfing the Web, and watching movies, the K50 is a solid choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Asus K50IN proves they've mastered the art of the all-rounder. The Asus K50IN is a large, widescreen laptop that is one of the most comfortable machines we've tried, although as a result it is also one of the least portable. Nevertheless, its moderately powerful processor and dedicated graphics card should ably cater for most of your study needs. The Asus K50IN is a great laptop that provides good usability via the spacious keyboard and screen. It's not the most powerful or portable machine, but if it suits your requirements, don't let this put you off.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 75% display: 78% mobility: 77% workmanship: 83% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%
Source: Benchmark.pl PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 100%
Source: Kiến Thức Laptop VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
NVIDIA GeForce G 102M: Integrated chipset graphics card with dedicated memory (DDR2 or DDR3). The core is based on the 9400M G and supports PureVideo HD (VP3).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
75.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.